Corpus based Investigation of Gender Representation in Education: A Content Analysis of Pakistani and Indian High Secondary Schools’ Text Books
Keywords:Divine Capital, Ethics, Religiosity, Morality, Spatial Analysis, Spirituality
Gender disparity in textbooks is one of the greatest obstacles to overcome on the path to gender's education equality. The present study focuses on to discover gender stereotypes in school instruction with the special focus on government secondary school English language textbooks from Pakistan and India. Quantitative content analysis is used in this research. The data supported the pro-male bias in textbooks, with a total female share of 23.4% across both textual and visual indices. According to a cross-country research, India has a 17.5% female representation in visual content, compared to Pakistan's 11.2%. The study showed that women are underrepresented in Pakistani textbooks, both qualitatively and quantitatively, holds true regardless of the grades, provinces, and subjects covered, as well as the variety and kind of categories utilized.
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